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burst  audio  (bûrst) KEY 

VERB:
burst, burst·ing, bursts
VERB:
intr.
    1. To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure.
    2. To explode.
  1. To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open: The sacks were bursting with grain.
  2. To emerge, come forth, or arrive suddenly: burst out of the door.
  3. To come apart or seem to come apart because of overwhelming emotion: thought his heart would burst with happiness.
  4. To give sudden utterance or expression: burst out laughing; burst into tears.
VERB:
tr.
  1. To cause to burst: burst the balloon. See Synonyms at break.
  2. To exert strong pressure in order to force (something) open.
  3. To separate (a continuous form or printout) into individual sheets.
NOUN:
  1. A sudden outbreak or outburst; an explosion.
  2. The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
    1. The number of bullets fired from an automatic weapon by one pull of the trigger.
    2. A volley of bullets fired from an automatic weapon: The machine gunner fired a quick burst.
  3. An abrupt, intense increase; a rush: a burst of speed; fitful bursts of wind.
  4. A period of intense activity: "I write in very short bursts10 or 15 minutes" (Zoe Heller).

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English bursten, from Old English berstan


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